Living French: A Grammar-Based Course, Seventh Edition revised by Jean-Claude Arragon
This new 7th edition includes an up-to-date culture and vocabulary guide, allowing you to broaden your knowledge of contemporary language and customs.
Do you want to learn French or brush up on what you know already? Are you planning a holiday in France or preparing for an exam? Are you looking for a course with a traditional approach to language learning, based on solid grammatical foundations, translation skills and practical vocabulary? If so, this is the course for you.
The material covers a variety of everyday topics in a simple, concise manner. There are plenty of examples and explanations to illustrate how the language works and to build confidence. Each unit, designed to build systematically on what you have already learned, contains:
- clear grammar explanations
- vocabulary lists
- reading material consisting of a story, dialogue or letter
- questions for speaking practice
- 32pp test-yourself section giving you extra practice and allowing you to monitor your progress as you go through the course, helping you keep on top of tricky grammar points and regularly testing the vocabulary you're learning.
There are also revision units to help you practise what you are learning. At the back of the book, an exercise key enables you to check your answers while grammar and vocabulary sections provide a useful reference.
The accompanying CD will help you with listening and speaking. In addition to a full pronunciation section, it contains reading passages and dialogues from the coursebook, followed by comprehension questions in French, together with model answers.
Living French: A Grammar-Based Course, Seventh Edition - About the Author
Jean-Claude Arragon, who has updated T.W. Knight's original course, is Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Huddersfield. Educated in France, he has taught French in English schools and universities for over 30 years. He was Chief Examiner for French A/AS Level Speaking Examinations for AQA from 1988 until 2001. He has also been a member of the inter-board development team for the new generation of AS and A-level language examinations and was responsible for the recruitment of students from French institutions within and outside the ERASMUS SOCRATES scheme. He has written French course materials for the Open University and dramatic material for the BBC television French Beginners' course 'Ensemble'.